Tablet PC Holiday Gift Guide: This season find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.
It all seems innocent enough…
It’s retail’s mad season and those dearest to you are out shopping at Target or perhaps Walmart. They spend countless hours rummaging through piles of sweaters, slippers and let’s not forget the dreaded socks and underwear. After all of this effort, they just don’t understand your gift needs! Well, if it takes a bit of guidance or a few hints to save you from conjuring up a fake smile upon receipt of yet another pair of slipper socks, perhaps our Tablet PC Holiday Gift Guide is the answer to your prayers.
Don’t be a victim! Tell your loved ones to read our guide.
We have searched high and low to find some useful gift ideas that will satisfy any Tablet enthusiast. To make shopping easy for your loved ones send them a link to our gift guide. If you are feeling even more selfish, use our gift picks to burn that extra holiday cash on yourself!
Wacom/Cross Tablet PC Pens
What could be simpler? Here are some of the best pens to optimize your writing experience…
- Penabled Tablet PC Slim Pen (diameter 5.5 mm) with tip and single side switch. $19.95
- Penabled Tablet PC Clip Pen with pressure-sensitive tip, a single side switch and pen clip. $29.95
- Penabled Tablet PC Eraser Pen with pressure-sensitive tip, a single side switch and a pressure-sensitive eraser. $39.95
- Penabled Tablet PC DuoSwitch Eraser Pen with pressure-sensitive tip, two side switches and a pressure-sensitive eraser. The second side switch works as an eraser for users who don’t like to turn over the pen to erase. $49.95
- A.T. Cross Executive Pens with Satin Chrome Finish and High Load Clip includes pressure-sensitive tip, side switch and a pressure-sensitive eraser. Both capped and capless models are available. $49.95
Wacom pens are designed to work with "Penabled" Tablet PC models. Most mainstream Tablet PC models are compatible with these pens with the exception of current Gateway Tablet PCs. If you are not sure if your Tablet is Penabled, see your manual or check with the manufacturer. For more information on Wacom Penabled technology go here…
Leather Portfolio Tablet PC Cases by Targus
These cases will keep your Tablet protected with style!
- Targus Leather Tablet Portfolio – Designed for the IBM/Lenovo X41, this case is priced right and it maintains a professional appearance. $39.95
- ThinkPad X41 Tablet Sleeve – Fits the IBM/Lenovo like a glove and provides a clear covering to allow use of your X41 with the sleeve intact. $49.95
- HP 12.1" TC4200/TC4400 Executive Portfolio – Very professional and stylish, this case is perfect for your HP TC4200 or TC4400 Tablet PC. $39.95
- Toshiba 12.1" Leather Tablet Portfolio – Soft and durable, this case will keep your Toshiba M400 safe from scratches in style. $39.95
Strong Engineering Screen Overlays/Protectors
Whether your Tablet PC is a recent release or older model, you are bound to find a screen protector to fit from Strong Engineering. Strong engineering now offers "antiglare" versions of the protectors as well as the original variety. If you are worried about wearing down your Tablet screen then a screen protector might be the right accessory to put on your list. Prices start around $13.00 up to $17.00. To order visit the Strong Engineering website.
Electrovaya PowerPad Universal Extended Battery
Do you often find yourself out of power and away from an AC outlet? Perhaps you miss out on some productivity time on a long commute due to short battery life. Electrovaya’s PowerPad is an outstanding solution to grab extra power whenever you need it. ThePowerPad extended battery is universal and works with most Tablet PC models. As a bonus, the PowerPad will charge your digital camera, iPod and other portable electronics. Pricing for the PowerPad starts at $199. There are four models available. See Electrovaya’s PowerPad website for more information.
iGo Stowaway Portable USB Keyboard
The Stowaway USB keyboard is a full-sized keyboard that folds up to the small size of 3.6" x 5.1". This keyboard fits the ISO standard criteria for a truly full-sized keyboard. Just unfold, plug into a USB port on your slate Tablet PC and your set. Check out the Stowaway Keyboard by iGo here. You can find this little gem at CompUSA, CDW, eCOST.com and Amazon.com. Cost is $99.00 USD.
Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-RW Slim External Drive
If you own a slate Tablet PC, an IBM/Lenovo X-series convertible or the HP TC4200/TC4400, you may miss having an optical drive. While there are OEM drives available for these devices, you may find that you get less "bang for the buck" by purchasing one of those. The Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-RW Slim External Drive is a full-featured solution that offers many extras like a USB pass-through connector to connect other devices and true plug and play installation that requires no drivers. The Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-RW Slim External Drive is $189. For more information visit this link.
Dragon Naturally Speaking Version 9
Sometimes writing and typing can become repetitive and tedious. Enter the best speech-recognition software package on the market and your set. Dragon Naturally Speaking allows you to literally talk to your Tablet. In addition to launching applications, sending emails and surfing the web this software allows you to compose just about any document with near perfect accuracy all by using your voice. The latest Dragon Naturally Speaking Version 9 starts at $99.00. Learn more here.
Time for the big bucks?
If you are on the receiving end of a BIG gift this year and looking for a new Tablet PC, there are more choices than everbefore. With recent releases from IBM/Lenovo, Fujitsu, Toshiba, ASUS and more, today’s Tablet PCs offer a variety of features and are more affordable than ever. Check out the current "most popular" Tablet PC models on TabletPCReview.com here…
Happy Holidays to all of the TabletPCReview.com readers and community!